As nursing home abuse lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia, it is important that we continue to expose some of the nursing homes and long term treatment facilities with large numbers of complaints, as well as a plethora of deficiencies cited by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The nursing home we will discuss today is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The facility, located in Vineland, contains 180 long-term care beds and has one of the worst deficiency records that we have come across.
Lincoln Specialty Care Center Has Horrible Record
The Lincoln Specialty Care Center has had 2 routine inspections between November 2008 and October 2010. During this time period, the facility had 57 cited deficiencies. At an average of 25 deficiencies per visit, the Lincoln Specialty Care Center acquired almost double the amount of citations that some of the other troublesome nursing homes we’ve discussed have acquired.
This nursing home has been cited for numerous life safety code standard violations, many that were considered to show a pattern of violation. It was also cited for medication errors of more than 5%, abuse and neglect issues (which were also classified as occurring in a pattern), patient dignity issues, and infection spreading issues, just to name a few. The Lincoln Specialty Care Center also had 10 complaint inspections during this time period, and was cited for 10 deficiencies. One of these deficiencies involved the treatment and/or prevention of bed sores and pressure ulcers. Bed sores are clear signs of nursing home abuse and can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly. This nursing home’s record is filled with cited deficiencies, and by far one of the worst inspection summaries we have come across.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility and you feel that the level of care they are receiving may be sub-standard, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.